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The New Architecture of Global Development

AID EFFECTIVENESS & FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT

  • AID HARMONIZATION & ALIGNMENT: 3rd Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness September 2008: http://www.accrahlf.net
  • Capacity4Dev: European Commission: External Cooperation Programmes: Capacity4Dev-Making Technical Cooperation More Effective: Capacity Development, Public Sector Reform and Decentralisation, Public Finance Management, Governance, Reforming Technical Cooperation: http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/
  • Civil Society Engagement & NGO Committee on Financing for Development: Financing for Development: Follow-up International Conference of Financing for Development to Review the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus: Financing for Development DOHA Civil Society Engagement (NGOs): Global Social Economy Group: GSEG: Partners: AFRODAD, AWEPON, Arab NGO Network for Development, Cooperation Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité, EURODAD, Interaction, ITUC, New Rules for Global Finance Coalition, NGO Committee on Financing for Development, LATINDADD, Third World Institute - Social Watch, Third World Network, UBUNTU Forum, Women´s Working Group on Financing for Development: http://www.ffdngo.org , http://www.ffdngo.org/civil-society-engagement , http://www.ffdngo.org/civil-society-forum > NGOs Committee on Financing for Development: the NGOs Committee on Financing for Development is an active committee of the Conference on Non-Governmental Organizations CONGO-UN: NGOs Committee on Financing for Development: Board: Passionists International (Chair of Committee), Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Vice-Chair): http://www.ngosonffd.org/ , http://www.ngosonffd.org/member-organizations/
  • CSO Effectiveness: Open Forum for CSO (Civil Society Organisations) Development Effectiveness: Principles of CSO Development Effectiveness: The Secretariat of the Open Forum for CSO Development is currently hosted by CONCORD the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development: Brussels-Belgium: http://www.cso-effectiveness.org/
  • DIE European Development Cooperation to 2020 EDC 2020: German Development Institute-Bonn: is a think tank for German and multilateral development policy > bi-multilateral development cooperation, global governance, development financing, management natural resources, competitiveness and social development: http://www.die-gdi.de
  • EUNIDA: is a grouping of European agencies with a public mandate to develop, manage and implementing Development Agencies EUNIDA: is a financially reliable contracting partner of the European Commission for the implementation of development cooperation programs: Bruxelles: http://www.eunida.eu/
  • OPENAID.SE: Sweden´s aid: is a joint project from the Swedish International Development Cooperation-SIDA and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: transparency in aid, provide access to information on Swedish development assistance: http://www.openaid.se/
  • PCDC: UN Procurement Capacity Development Centre: the PCDC is part of the UNDP Capacity Development Group: UNDP in partnership with DANIDA launched the UN PCDC in 2008 in response to the growing demand for a resource centre to support procurement capacity development: PCDC, Copenhagen-Denmark: http://www.unpcdc.org > http://www.undp.org/capacity/
  • South-South Opportunity: a practitioner network on South-South cooperation, knowledge exchange, capacity development and learning to foster aid effectiveness: http://www.southsouth.info/
  • THE REALITY OF AID: Independent Review of Poverty Reduction and Development Assistance: is the mayor north south international non-governmental initiative focusing on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime. Philippines: http://www.realityofaid.org
  • Train 4 Dev.Net: The Joint Donors’ Competence Development Network: is a open forum for donor agencies and multilateral organizations: 25 members: Promoting Aid Effectiveness for poverty reduction through enhanced donor co-operation in the field of competence development training: The Network uses the Paris Declaration and the Accra Action Agenda as starting points in defining its priorities: The Network is restricted to the donor agencies or departments of the participating countries or multilateral organisations: Chairman contact SIDA Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sweden), Sub-groups´coordinator Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs : http://www.train4dev.net/

DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS

  • AECD: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund: is a US $ 50-100m private sector fund, and hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa-AGRA: AECD funders: the Australian Government Aid Program, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor-CGAAP, the UK Department for International Development-DFID, and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs-NMFA: AGRA is an alliance jointly created in 2006 by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Offices in Nairobi-Kenya and Accra-Ghana: AGRA is chaired by Kofi A Anan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations: http://www.aecfafrica.org > http://www.agra-alliance.org/
  • APABIS: Asia Pacific Academic of Business in Society: APABIS provide a platform from which business, NGOs, academia and governments and other organisational networks can work collaboratively toward the understanding and establishment of a sustainable role for business in societies of the Asia Pacific region: http://www.apabis.org/ >
  • BAA: Business Action for Africa: is an international network of business and business organisations from Africa and elsewhere, is a not-for-profit network: Corporate participants, strategic participants, external participants. BAA was launched at the G8 Business Action for Africa Summit in July 2005: BAA was launched with the support of 6 corporate sponsors, Anglo American, De beers, Glaxo Dutch Shell, SABMiller, Unilever. The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum IBLF was and continues to be the largest sponsor of BAA, the UK Government DFID was also a sponsor: the current sponsors are: Anglo American, British American Tobacco, Coca Cola Africa, De Beers, DFID, Diageo, IBLF, Merck & Co, Pfitzer, Royal Dutch Shell, SABMiller, Unilever, Visa: http://www.businessactionforafrica.org
  • BASD2012: Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012, is a comprehensive network of business organizations: BASD is a joint initiative of the WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development, ICC International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Compact: Business gears up for Rio+20 conference: http://basd2012.org/
  • BCtA: Business Call to Action: initiative launched in 2008 by the UN Secretary and the UK Prime Minister: the Business Call to Action aims to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals MDGs by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for development impact along with commercial success: BCtA is supported by international partnership including UNDP, Australia Government-AusAID, IBLF, UN Global Compact, British Government-DFID, Clinton Global Initiative: BCtA Secretariat UNDP, New York: BCtA members include: Africa Invest, Anglo American, Asda, Cadbury, Cisco, CitiGroup, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Ericsson, Map international, Microsoft, PepsiCo, SABMiller, Standard Chartered, Sumitomo Chemical, Tata Group, Thomas Reuters, Vodafone, Yara International: http://bcta-initiative.org/
  • BPD: Business Partners for Development, London-UK: Building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation: http://www.bpdws.org/web/w/www_149_en.aspx > BPD water and sanitation is an international cross-sector learning network focused on improving access to safe water and effective sanitation in poor communities: partnership links: The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, Cities Alliance (multi-donor global coalition to promote developmental role of local governments: Target 9 of Goal 7 of MDG), USAID ( New Partnership Initiative: http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/isp/links.html ), Development Gateway, INTRAC, The Partnering Initiative: http://www.thepartneringinitiative.org (project between the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum: www.iblf.org and the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry, Business Partners for Development http://www.bpdweb.com > World Business Council for Sustainable Development (a coalition of 170 TNCs): http://www.wbcsd.org
  • BSR: Business for Social Responsibility: since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 members companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross sector collaboration,; with six offices in Asia, Europe and North America: BSR leverages its expertise in Economic Development, Environment, Governance & Accountability, Human Rights and transparency: to guide global companies toward creating a just and sustainable world: Board of Directors: TNCs and Foundations (Microsoft Corporation, IKEA, General Electric Foundation, Royal Dutch Shell, Synergos Institute, Chiquita Brands International, Ford Motor Company): Headquarters San Francisco USA offices: Paris, New York, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong: http://www.bsr.org/en
  • CEBDS WBCSD: Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento Sustentavel/Brazilian Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development: http://www.cebds.org.br
  • CIES: The Food Business Forum: is an independent global foods business network (400 retailer & 150 countries) internationalization of food retailing: Headquarters: Paris – France > Washington, DC, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai: http://www.ciesnet.com
  • EABIS: European Academy of Business in Society: is a unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions, committed to integrating business in society issues into the heart of management theory and practice, founded in 2002, 15 founding partners and more than 100 organisations: Brussels: http://www.eabis.org/
  • ECSAD: Expert Centre for Sustainable Business & Development Cooperation: ECSAD works for national and local governments, multinational firms and for non-governmental organisations. PPP for Development: It offers tailor, made research, training and consultancy: Maastricht-The Netherlands. The Institutions Involved: Maastricht School of Management, Amsterdam Graduate Business School University of Amsterdam, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, EIBE Universiteit Nyenrode and Wageningen University and Research Centre. The MAX Havelaar Lecture: http://www.ecsad.nl > http://www.maxhavelaarlecture.org > Erasmus Research Institute of Management: http://www.erim.eur.nl/ERIM
  • EPSDS: Economist and Private Sector Development Services: was created to provide DFID-Department for International Development- and other donor agencies with rapid access to a large pool of high quality technical experts, it is designed to quickly find and mobilize technical specialists: EPSDS management team, COFFEY International Development: http://www.epsds.org/
  • GIM : Growing Inclusive Markets: Business Works for Development > Development Works for Business: GIM initiative is a UNDP-led global multi-stakeholder research and advocacy initiative: inclusive business models: GIM,UNDP, New York: http://www.growinginclusivemarkets.org
  • Global Initiatives: is a media company promoting positive social change and sustainable global development through international events, television and media projects: Singapore: Initiatives, B4E Global Summit, UNEP Champions of the Earth, Responsible business, The Road to Copenhagen, Fragile Planet: http://www.globalinitiatives.com
  • InfoDev: is a global development financing program among international development agencies, coordinated and served by an expert Secretariat housed in the Global ICT Department GICT of the World Bank, one of the key donors and founder: Innovate, Connect, Transform: iDISC-the infoDev Incubator Support Center- is an outcome of InfoDev's Incubator Initiative:Washington, DC: http://www.infodev.org > http://www.idisc.net
  • IPPG: Research Programme Consortium for Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth: founding by DFID Department for International Development: IPPG supports innovative scholarly research, and seeks to influence development policy and practice that contributes to the UN Millennium Development goals MDGs: IPPG Programme office, IDPM, School of Environment & Development, University of Manchester, UK: Research > State - Business Relations, Rural Territorial Development: IPPG Programme partners, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America: http://www.ippg.org.uk/
  • PROPARCO & LA REVUE SECTEUR PRIVÉ ET DEVELOPPEMENT: Groupe Agence Française de Développement: est une Institution Financière de Développement, conjointement détenue par l'Agence Française de Développement et par des actionnaires privés du Nord et du Sud: : http://www.proparco.fr/
  • The Human Rights and Business Project: the Danish Institute for Human Rights: is the world’s largest business-focused team of human rights specialists and maintains the institutional backing of a leading National Human Rights Institution: clients and partners: international companies, engaged with 17 Fortune 5000 companies: activities: Human Rights Compliance Assessment HRCA: The HRCA was developed over a six-year period in cooperation with 70 companies, 50 NGOs, 35 human rights experts and several major employer organisations and unions. Copenhagen: http://www.humanrightsbusiness.org
  • Transnationale.org: Companies and brands: 13000 companies profiled and rated: Ethics: the world's largest companies by sector: http://www.transnationale.org
  • UBIFRANCE: Agence Française pour le Developpement International des Entreprises: 66 Missions économiques présentes dans 46 pays : réseau mondial d’UBIFRANCE : est un Etablissement Public Industriel et Commercial placé sous la tutelle du Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et de l’Industrie, du Secrétaire d’Etat chargé du Commerce extérieur, et de la Direction Générale du Trésor : http://www.ubifrance.fr/default.html
  • UNOPS: United Nations Office for Project Services: independent self-financing organization: Assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and non-governmental organizations: peace building, humanitarian and development operations: global headquarters Copenhagen-Denmark: regional offices/locations around the world: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America: http://www.unops.org
  • WBCSD: World Business Council for Sustainable Development: WBCSD is a CEO-led global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The WBCSD focuses on four key areas: Energy and Climate, Development, The Business Role, Ecosystems: http://www.wbcsd.org
  • WBCSD & SNV: World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Netherlands Development Organization: linking local communities with big business. Geneva-Switzerland: alliance WBCSD - SNV: http://www.inclusivebusiness.org
  • WRI: World Resources Institute: environmental think tank: Climate Protection, Governance, Markets & Enterprise, People & Ecosystems: WRI 50 projects: Washington-USA: http://www.wri.org > Additional WRI Websites: Development through Enterprise: Next billion: http://www.nextbillion.net > Partnership for Principle 10: http://www.pp10.org

CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, LAW & DEVELOPMENT

  • AAACP : ACP agricultural commodities programme/Programme tous ACP relatif aux produits de base agricoles: was launched in 2007 as an initiative of the European Commission and the ACP Secretariat: Brussels-Belgium: http://www.euacpcommodities.eu/en
  • ACCRA: Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance: is a Consortium made up of OXFAM GB, the Overseas Development Institute ODI, Save the Children Alliance, Care International and World Vision International and funded by DFID: http://community.eldis.org/accra/ > ELDIS: is funded by SIDA, NORAD, DFID, SDC & DEZA; ELDIS is one of a family, of knowledge services from IDS Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex- Brighton, UK http://community.eldis.org > http://www.ids.ac.uk
  • ADELPHI Research: is an independent non-profit institute that develops and implements innovative sustainable development strategies, promote constructive international dialogue among policy-makers, business leaders, expert bodies and civil society groups: Berlin: http://www.adelphi-research.de
  • AGCI: ASPEN Global Change Institute: furthering the Understanding of Earth Systems & Global Environmental Change: is a 501 © 3 non-profit, funded in 1989: Aspen, Basalt, CO-USA: http://www.agci.org
  • AIACC: Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in multiples regions and Sectors: is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change-IPCC and funded by the Global Environment Facility: AIACC is implemented by the United Nations Environment Program and executed by jointly by START and the TWS-Third World Academy of Sciences; collateral funding from USAID, the Canadian International Development, the United States Environmental Protection Agency: AIACC-START, contact, Washington DC ; UNEP, Nairobi-Kenya: http://www.aiaccproject.org/
  • Alliance Strategies IGES ESSEA: the Alliance for Earth Observations: is an initiative of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies-IGES: international non-profit 501(c)3 organization: is the voice of the private sector: link between the private sector, the government and the general public: strengthening the private sector´s role in Earth observations: ESSEA, Earth System Science Education Alliance-is a NASA, NSF and NOAA supported program implemented by IGES: The Alliance for Earth Observations, IGES, ESSEA, Arlington-USA: http://alliance.strategies.org/ > http://www.strategies.org/ > http://essea.strategies.org/
  • CC RAI: Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration: founded in 2008 by York University and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority-TRCA: http://www.climateconsortium.ca > @ccrai on Twitter
  • CFC: Common Fund for Commodities/Fonds Commun pour les Produits de base: : is an intergovernmental financial institution established within the framework of the United Nations: has a membership of 106 Member States and ten institutional members including the European Union, the Africa Union/African Economic Community, The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Caribbean Community: Agreement CFC was adopted on 1980 at Geneva by the United Nations Negotiating Conference on a Common Fund under the Integrated Programme for Commodities,: The Agreement entered into force on 1989: Headquarter of CFC Amsterdam-Netherlands: the governing bodies are its Governing Council and the Executive Board: http://www.common-fund.org/
  • CICERO: Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo: is an independent research center associated with the University of Oslo: CICERO is located in the Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research-CIENS: CICERO participates actively in the assessment work of the IPCC-Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change: CICERO, Oslo-Norway: http://www.ciens.no/ > http://www.ipcc.ch/
  • CISDL: Centre for International Sustainable Development Law: CISDL Legal Programmes >Trade, Investment and Competition Law for Sustainable Development; Sustainable Development Law on Biodiversity and Biosafety; Sustainable Development Law, health and Hazards; Sustainable Development Law on Climate Change and Vulnerability; Human rights & Poverty Eradication in Sustainable Development Law; Sustainable Development Law on Natural Resources: McGill University Faculty of Law: with subsidiary offices at the University of OXFORD, the University of Costa Rica, and the University of Nairobi, Kenya: CISDL, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: http://www.cisdl.org > http://www.cisdl.org/programmes.html > CISDL Projects: http://www.cisdl.org/projects.html > ILSD, International Law for Sustainable Development: is a collaborative initiative, chaired by the CISDL-the International Development Law Organisation: The International Law for Sustainable Development is recognized as a Type II Partnership Project by the United Nations: http://www.cisdl.org/projects001.html > http://www.cisdl.org/projects.html
  • COP16 RCCP ZA: Regional Climate Change Programme: SOUTHERN AFRICA: building Resilience & Security equity: RCCP was established to help Southern Africa adapt to climate change across political borders: RCCP consortium: the RCCP is funded by the UK Department for International Development-DFID and the Swedish International Development Agency-SIDA for a period of five years, commencing March 2009: the Program is managed by OneWorld Sustainable Investment (PTY) Lt. The ONEWORLD consortium is the implementation partner: http://cop16.rccp.org.za/ > http://www.rccp.org.za/ > OneWorld was established in 2001: Cape Town; Johannesburg – South Africa: partners, UKAID and SIDA: http://www.oneworldgroup.co.za/ > http://www.oneworldgroup.co.za/links-partners/
  • EARTH WATCH: Earth Watch founded in 1971 in Boston-Massachusetts:, Earth Watch is an international environmental charity with four offices worldwide: Earth Institute, United States, Boston-United States; Earth Watch Institute Europe, Oxford-United Kingdom; Earth Watch Institute Australia, South Melbourne VIC-Australia; Earth Watch Institute Japan, Tokyo-Japan; Earth Watch Institute-Hong Kong; Earth Watch Institute China, Beijing-china; Instituto Earth Watch do Brasil, Curitiba-Brasil; Earth Watch Institute India, Gurgaon-India: :http://www.earthwatch.org/ > http://www.earthwatch.org/europe/our_work/corporate/ > http://www.earthwatch.org/corporatepartners
  • ECOLOGIC: Ecologic Institute: environmental research: Think tank: Ecologic Institute, Berlin-Germany; Ecologic Institute, Brussels-Belgium; Ecologic Institute, California-USA; Ecologic Institute, Washington DC-USA: http://www.ecologic.eu
  • EfD: Environment for Development: is a capacity building program in environmental economics: research, policy advice and teaching, Centers: China, Central America, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania: Financial support is provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency-SIDA(ASDI: EfD is managed by the Environmental Economics Unit at University of Gothenburg-Sweden: RFF partners of EfD initiative: http://www.efdinitiative.org/
  • FGEF / FFEM: French Global Environmental Facility / The French Global Environment Fund / Fond Français pour l’environnement Mondial: FGEF is a bilateral fund, it was established by the French government in 1994: http://www.ffem.fr
  • FIELD: Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development: not for profit and a company limited: is a subsidiary of the IIED International Institute for Environment and Development: London-UK: http://www.field.org.uk
  • GDAE: Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/ > Triple Crisis, blog, -Global Perspectives on Finance, Development and Environment- is a joint project of GDAE, Economic Research Foundation and the Heinrich Boell Foundation: GDAE is co-chaired by Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University professor and research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University-GDAE, and, Jayati Ghosh, Nehru University Professor and coordinator of the Economic Research Foundation, Delhi-India: GDAE, Medford-USA: http://triplecrisis.com > http://triplecrisis.com/partners/
  • GERES: Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environment et Solidarités: is a French non-profit NGO created in 1976 : GERES, main office : Aubagne-France : http://www.geres.eu
  • GRID Arendal: Environmental Knowledge for Change: GRID Arendal is a collaborating centre of the UNEP: GRID Arendal is a non-profit foundation: GRID Arendal, Arendal-Norway: http://www.grida.no
  • ICCO : International Cocoa Organization: is a global organization, composed of both cocoa producing and cocoa consuming countries with a membership: ICCO was established in 197 3, located in London: International Cocoa Agreement: all members are represented in the International Cocoa Council, the highest governing body of the ICCO: Consultative Board on the World Cocoa Economy: http://www.icco.org/
  • ICLEI : Local Governments for Sustainability, ICLEI is an international association of local governments-not-for-profit association and network- as well as national and regional local government organizations: 1200 local governments in 68 countries members: ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg-Germany: Global: ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn-Germany: http://www.iclei.org > http://www.iclei.org/index.php?id=global-themes
  • ICO : International Coffee Organization: established in 1963 in London-England: its functions through the International Coffee Council, the Executive Board, the private Sector Consultative Board, the Executive Director and the staff of the Secretariat: forum for the representatives of exporting and importing Member countries: International Coffee Agreement 2007: http://www.ico.org/
  • IEEP: Institute for European Environmental Policy, is an independent not-for- profit institute: IEEPP, London-United Kingdom; IEEP Brussels Office: http://www.ieep.eu/
  • IES: Institute for Environmental Security: Advancing Global Environmental Security through Science – Diplomacy – Law – Finance – Education: ESPA-Environmental Security for Poverty Alleviation: IES, International Secretariat: The Hague-The Netherlands; Brussels office, Belgium; IES North America, Palm Springs CA-USA: http://www.envirosecurity.org > http://www.envirosecurity.org/espa/
  • IETA: International Emissions Trading Association: IETA is a nonprofit business organization, created in 1999: greenhouse gas emission reduction: IETA, 155 companies from OECD and non OECD countries: IETA partnerships: World Bank, Eurelectric, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development-WBCSD, California Climate Action Registry, the Edison Electric Institute, the Electric Power Research Institute and the San Francisco Carbon Collaborative: IETA, Geneva-Switzerland; Toronto-Canada; Brussels-Belgium, Washington DC - USA; San Francisco CA - USA: http://www.ieta.org/ > http://www.carbonexpo.com/ > http://www.ietacarbonforum.com/2011/
  • IIED : International Institute for Environment and Development: Climate Change, Governance, Human Settlements, Natural Resources, Sustainable Markets: IIED is an independent international research organisation: Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Pacific: IIED's Head Office, London: http://www.iied.org/ > http://www.iied.org/general/partnerships/partnerships
  • IISD RS: International Institute for Sustainable Development, Reporting Services: LINKAGES: international environment and sustainable development negotiations and policy making: IISD, Canadian-based, policy research institute, Ontario: IISD RS, New York Office & Geneva office: http://www.iisd.ca > http://www.iisd.org
  • IRI: The International Research Institute for Climate and Society: was established as a cooperative agreement between NOAA'S Climate Program Office and Columbia University: http://portal.iri.columbia.edu
  • ISO: International Sugar Organization/Organisation Internationale du Sucre: intergovernmental organisation: ISO is based in London, 85 member states: International Sugar Agreement 1992, ISA: http://www.isosugar.org/
  • JIN: Joint Implementation Network: international non-governmental organisation accredited with the UNFCCC: Joint Implementation Quarterly JIQ: climate change policy issues-project based emissions trading,development aid, technology transfer and energy market liberalisation: Groningen, the Netherlands: http://www.jiqweb.org
  • NCCR North-South: is one of twenty National Centres of Competence in Research implemented by the Swiss National Science Foundation: NCCR North-South is an innovative research programme in the fields of global change and sustainable development: the programme is jointly funded by SNSF, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation: Bern, Switzerland: http://www.north-south.unibe.ch/
  • NEXUS: Carbon for Development: is an alliance of pro-poor project developers: launched by 8 NGOs from 7 different countries in April 2008: NEXUS-c4d is a non-profit organization based in Singapore: NEXUS, Singapore & Cambodia: http://www.nexus-c4d.org/ > http://www.nexus-c4d.org/members
  • NL EVD International : is a department of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs that implements government policy for sustainability, innovation and international business and cooperation: Private sector development: NL EVD International, part of NL Agency, is a partner to business and public-sector organisations: http://www.evd.nl/business/index.asp
  • REEGLE REEEP: The Search Engine for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: REEGLE is a service provided by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership-REEEP: http://www.reegle.info/ > > http://www.reeep.org/
  • REN21: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century: REN 21 is an international multi-stakeholder network for renewable energy policy: REN 21, independent global policy network: REN 21 Secretariat, Paris-France: http://www.ren21.net/
  • SDIN TWN ELCI ANPED: Sustainable Development Issues Network, is a collaborative global NGO network effort of three large international networks: TWN Third World Network-headquartered in Malaysia; ELCI Environmental Liaison Centre International headquartered in Kenya; ANPED the Northern Alliance Sustainability headquartered in Netherlands > resources: UN Conference on the Human Environment (1972), Brundtland Report (1987), AGENDA 21 (1992), World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002): http://sdin-ngo.net > http://sdin-ngo.net/resources/resources.php > http://sdin-ngo.net/about/aboutsdin.php > http://www.anped.org
  • SIDS Policy & Practice: A knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Development States: is a knowledge management project on UN and intergovernmental activities addressing smalls island developing States SIDS, managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development IISD Reporting Services: in cooperation with United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs DESA in conjunction with SIDSNet, in support of the Barbados Programme of Action: http://sids-l.iisd.org
  • Sustainable Development Policy & Practice: Launched by the International Institute for Sustainable Development-IISD: Sustainable Development Policy and Practice, is a knowledgebase of International Activities preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development: in cooperation with the United Nations system agencies, funds and programmes through the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination CEB Secretariat: http://uncsd.iisd.org/
  • TWAS: The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World: sustainable development: TWAS is an autonomous international organization: Trieste, Italy: UNESCO is responsible for the administration of TWAS, based on an agreement between the two organizations and the Italian government: Regional Offices: Alexandria, Beijing, Nairobi, Bangalore, Rio de Janeiro: http://www.twas.org/
  • UNCTAD The Special Unit on Commodities: Trade in Commodities for Development and Poverty Reduction, (Accra Accord/Declaration 2008), International Commodity Bodies: ICO International Coffee Organization, ICCO International Cocoa Organization, IGC/CIC International Grains Council, ICSG International Copper Study Group, INBAR International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, ISO International Sugar Organization, ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization, ICAC The International Cotton Advisory Committee, IJSG The International Jute Study Group, LZSG The International Lead and Zinc Study Group, INSG The International Nickel Study Group, IOOC The International Olive Oil Council, IRSG The International Rubber Study Group, FAO Committee on Commodity Problems; FAO Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and Tropical Fruits, FAO Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit, FAO Intergovernmental Group on hard Fibers, FAO Intergovernmental on Hides and Skins, FAO Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products, FAO Intergovernmental Group on Oils, Oilseeds and Fats, FAO Intergovernmental Group on Rice, FAO Intergovernmental Group on Tea, The International organization on Vine and Wine: http://www.unctad.info/en/Special-Unit-on-Commodities/Links/International-Commodity-Bodies/ > http://www.unctad.info/en/Special-Unit-on-Commodities/About-the-Special-Unit-on-Commodities/Mandates/ > http://www.unctad.org/en/docs//iaos20082_en.pdf
  • URC UNEP RISØ Centre: Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development-URC: Technical University of Denmark: Roskilde, Copenhagen-Denmark: http://www.uneprisoe.org/
  • WCRE: World Council for Renewable Energy: the WCRE is coordinated by a Chairmen Committee, from five continents: WCRE, Bonn-Germany: http://www.wcre.de/en/index.php
  • WGSI: Waterloo Global Science Initiative: Equinox Summit Energy 2030, June 2011: WGSI is non-profit, is a partnership between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo: http://wgsi.org
  • Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy: Wuppertal-Germany: Berlin Office-Germany: http://www.wupperinst.org

DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH & GLOBALISATION & DECENTRALIZED COOPERATION

  • Academic Unit/Department: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information CHERI: The Centre for Higher Education Research and Information CHERI of the UK Open University and the Association of Commonwealth Universities ACU, have initiated a project to explore the role played by universities in the transformation of societies that have undergone radical political change. The project includes case studies and related activities in sub-Saharan Africa, central and Eastern Europe and Latin America and it founded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Soros Foundation and the STINT Foundation: http://www.open.ac.uk/cheri/
  • AERC: African Economic Research Consortium: established in 1988 is a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training: Members Funders: DFID, IDRC, The MacArthur foundation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands, NORAD, Rockefeller Foundation, IBRD: Non Member Funders: ACBF, AfDB, Ford Foundation, Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation: Office: Nairobi-Kenya: http://www.aercafrica.org/
  • AKVO.org: a non-profit foundation headquartered in the Netherlands, with staff in The Hague, London, Stockholm and San Francisco: Water and sanitation, Education, Economic Development, Health care, IT and Communication: http://www.akvo.org > http://www.akvo.org/web/partners
  • AUF Savoir en Partage: Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie: Savoir en Partage, Le portail des resources scientifiques et pédagogiques de l'AUF: http://www.savoirsenpartage.auf.org/
  • CERDI: Centre d'Études et de Recherches sur le Développement International, Université d'Auvergne: Clermont-Ferrand CEDEX 1, France: http://cerdi.org/
  • Chaire C.-A. Poissant: de recherche sur la gouvernance et l´aide au développement > Université de Québec à Montreal : http://www.poissant.uqam.ca
  • CHISTERA: ERA-NET CHIST-ERA: consortium, coordinated by the ANR-Agence nationale de la recherche: transnational collaboration ICST-Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-NET: partner agencies, European researchers: EU Member States and Associate States: CHIST-ERA is founded by the European Union within the ERA-Net scheme of the Seventh Research and Technological Development Framework Programme-FP7: http://www.chistera.eu
  • CRGP: Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects at Stanford University: Mission: to equip leaders (government and industry sponsors, academy faculty, graduate researchers) in government and industry with frameworks, tools and strategies to improve the outcomes or large, complex and global projects: experts in engineering, economics, sociology, political science, law and business; global collaboratory partners: http://crgp.stanford.edu
  • Development Studies eu: Project: Creating a lasting basic for the education of leaders in international development cooperation: implementing the Nordic model experience: Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities-SWPS, Global Development Research Group-GDRG, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs: International Conference: Global Development and the New EU Member States – time for a relaunch?, Warsaw, may 2011: http://www.developmentstudies.eu/ > http://www.gdrg.org.pl/
  • ECDPM: European Centre for Development Policy Management: is an independent foundation created in 1986, main funding is provided by the Dutch Government, the Belgian, Finnish, Portuguese, Swedish, Luxembourg, UK, Irish and Swiss government provide regular institutional support > facilitating ACP-EU policy innovation for more balanced international cooperation: economic partnership, governance, ACP-EU cooperation > Maastricht and Brussels Offices: http://www.ecdpm.org
  • EDD: European Development Days: Brussels, November 2006; Lisbon, November 2007; Strasbourg, November 2008; Stockholm, October 2009 > Brussels December 2010: http://www.eudevdays.eu/index.cfm
  • ERD: European Report Development: is the main outcome of the Mobilizing European Research for Development Policies: the ERD - project is financed by the European Commission and seven EU Members States: Germany, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom: the ERD is led by a multidisciplinary team based at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute: http://www.erd.eui.eu > http://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/RobertSchumanCentre/Index.aspx
  • European Development Co-operation to 2020: the EDC2020 project is founded by Seventh Framework Programme, EU: Partners: EADI, FRIDE, DIE, German Development Institute, IDS, ODI, SID: http://www.edc2020.eu/ > European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes: http://www.eadi.org/ > European Report Development: http://erd.eui.eu/
  • European Report Development: Mobilizing European Research for Development Policies: European University Institute: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies: it involves the European Commission as well several EU Member States: Finland, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden ant the United Kingdom: http://erd.eui.eu/
  • FDC: Foundation for Development Cooperation: FDC is an independent not-for-profit international development organization private sector: engagement, governance, local economic development: headquarters, Brisbane, Australia: http://www.fdc.org.au
  • IPC IG UNDP IPSA: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth; Poverty Practice, Bureau for Development Policy UNDP: IPC IG c/o UNDP, Brasilia-DF, Brazil: http://www.ipc-undp.org/ > IBSA Trilateral: India-Brazil-South Africa: Dialogue Forum: IBSA Academic Forum: IBSA is a coordinating mechanism amongst three emerging countries: IBSA, Brasilia-Brazil: http://www.ipc-undp.org/ipc/HomeIBSA.do
  • IPD: Initiative for Policy Dialogue: a global network, platform for policymakers and academics to explore new ideas in development and globalization: Columbia University, New York-USA: http://policydialogue.org/
  • IRD: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement: Marseille-France: est un établissement public français à caractère scientifique et technologique, placé sous la double tutelle des ministères chargés de la Recherche et de la Coopération: http://www.ird.fr/ > AIRD l´agence: regroupe un ensemble d´établissements d´enseignement Supérieur et de recherche qui consacrent tout ou partie de leurs activités de recherche et de formation au service du développement des pays du Sud: CIRAD, CNRS, INSERM, IRD, Conférence des presidents d'université, Institut Pasteur: Marseille-France: http://www.aird.fr/
  • OPEN AID: Public online monitoring for better development aid: is a German non-governmental, non-profit organisation promoting aid, transparency, government accountability and citizen participation in development cooperation: Open Aid, Wedemark-Germany: http://www.openaid.de/
  • Practitioners Network for European Development Cooperation: is an open platform for exchange, coordination and harmonisation between practitioners: Brussels: http://www.dev-practitioners.eu
  • RAS: Royal African Society: Promoting Africa: Royal African Society is Britain’s prime Africa organisation: London-United Kingdom : http://royalafricansociety.org
  • RIKS platform: Regional Integration Knowledge System: is a web-based information and learning platform on regional integration processes worldwide: partners > UNU United Nations University, UNESCO, GARNET, UNCTAD, Uppsala Conflict Database, WTO, Uppsala Universitet FIRST3.0 Database, ZEI-Center for European Integration Studies, CI OMC-IR Catedra International OMC/Integration Regional, PADRIGU Gothenburg University SIPRI-Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, University of Gothenburg, ASIL-The American Society of International Law, Correlates of War Database, International Trade, LATN Latin American Trade Network : Research Centers: Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe: http://www.cris.unu.edu/riks/web/
  • SCI: Solar Cookers International: nonprofit organization: International Program Development, Educations Resources, Humanitarian Assistance, Advocacy: Solar Cookers World Network-an alliance 300 NGOs and individuals promoting solar cooking: SCI, Headquarters in Sacramento-California, Office in Nairobi-Kenya: http://www.solarcookers.org/
  • SCIDEV Net: Science and Development Network, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world: China, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa: core funding: DFID-UK, SIDA-Sweden, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs-DGIS The Hague-Netherlands: Past core activities have been founded by IDR- Ottawa, The Rockefeller Foundation-New York: SCIDEV office: London-UK: http://www.scidev.net/en/
  • SeeNet: Trans -local for the cooperation between Italy and South-East Europe, local authorities: territorial governance and local sustainable development: http://www.see-net.org
  • The Brandt Report: Share the World´s Resources: sustainable economics to end global poverty: think tank-non for profit organisation with Consultative Status at ECOSOC: influencing policy: Regions, United States of America-Latin America & Caribbean- Middle East- Africa- India, China & Asia: STWR, London-United Kingdom: http://www.stwr.org > http://www.stwr.org/special-features/the-brandt-report.html
  • The South-South Opportunity: a practitioner network on South-South cooperation, knowledge exchange, capacity development and learning to foster aid effectiveness: http://www.southsouth.info/
  • UNCDF: the United Nations Capital Development Fund: microfinance and local development in the Least Developed Countries-LDCs: national decentralisation, governance, pro-poor economic infrastructure, technical assistance, investment capital directly to local authorities: http://www.uncdf.orgthe United Nations Capital Development Fund: microfinance and local development in the Least Developed Countries-LDCs: national decentralisation, governance, pro-poor economic infrastructure, technical assistance, investment capital directly to local authorities: UNCDF, New York: http://www.uncdf.org

RIGHTS & NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Académie de l’Eau: French Water Academy: non-profit think tank based in Nanterre-France: l’Académie de l’Eau a été créée en 1993 à l’initiative du Ministère de l’Environnement et des sis Comités de bassins français : http://www.academie-eau.org/
  • AIATSIS: Centre for Land and Water Research: areas of research > Climate change, Water, Governance of Native Title Lands, Joint-management, Sustainable Livelihood and Resource Use, Philosophies of Country, Cultural Landscapes: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra-Australia: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/ > http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/ethics.html
  • CASLE: Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy: CASLE was formed in 1969 as a federation of independent professional societies representing surveying and land economy in Commonwealth countries: CASLE is a organisation, non-profit-making in nature and any monies raised, or any surplus monies made from its activities are deployed into activities: it currently comprises over 40 societies in 32 countries: CASLE, Bristol-UK: http://www.casle.org/
  • CIWEM: Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management: registered Charity in England & Wales and in Scotland: http://www.ciwem.org/
  • EAGE: European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers: global development and geosciences: Headquarters, DB Houten-The Netherlands: EAGE is a non-for-profit organisation, professional association for geoscientists and engineers: http://www.eage.org > EAGE´s online geosciences database: http://www.earthdoc.org/
  • Europe’s Energy Portal: is a commercial organization: energy intelligence: rooted within the EU, run independently from the European Commission: Brussels-Belgium: http://www.energy.eu
  • FIG OICRF: International Federation of Surveyors: is an international non-government organisation representing the interest of surveyor worldwide: It is a federation of the national member associations and covers the whole range of professionals fields within the global surveying community: FIG is a UN-recognized non-government organisation NGO: 110 countries are represented in FIG: Office, Copenhagen-Denmark: http://www.fig.net/ > OICRF - FIG: Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier: Permanent Institution of the International Federation of Surveyors/Fédération International des Géomètres: documentation and study centre for land administration, database: OICRF, Apeldoorn-The Netherlands: http://www.oicrf.org/
  • Foncier & développement: portal on land tenure issues in developing countries : Land Tenure and Development Portal co-managed by AGTER, CIRAD, GRET, IRD’s UR 095, CIHEAM-IAMM, INRA, LAJP: http://www.foncier-developpement.org/
  • GoverNat: Multi-level Governance of Natural Resources: Environmental Research Centre Leipzig-Halle-UFZ, OEKUS-Division of Social Sciences, Leipzig-Germany: GoverNet is a Maria Curie Research Training Network in the 6th Framework Program of the European Commission: http://www.governat.eu > http://www.ufz.de
  • IE JRC European Commission: European Soil Portal: IES-Institute for Environment and Sustainability: JRC-Joint Research Centre: Land management & Natural Hazard Unit : http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
  • IFRS & IASB: the IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit private sector organisation working in the public interest: international financial reporting standards IFRS through its standard-setting body-the IASB: the IASB International Accounting Standards Board, is the independent standard-setting body of the IFRS Foundation: London, UK: http://www.ifrs.org
  • IRENA: International Renewable Energy Agency, is an intergovernmental organisation funded by 75 States in Bonn-Germany in 2009: 148 States and the European Union signed the Statue of the Agency: 48 African, 38 European, 35 Asian, 17 American, 10 Australia/Oceania States: IRENA, Headquarters Abu Dhabi (UAE): http://www.irena.org
  • ISO jobs at ISO Central Secretariat: International Organization for Standardization/Organisation Internationale de Normalisation: ISO is a non-governmental organization, based in Geneva-Switzerland: International Standards for Business, Government and Society/Les Normes Internationales pour les Entreprises, les Gouvernements et la Société: http://www.iso.org/iso/fr/about/jobs_at_iso_central_secretariat.htm
  • JMP WHO UNICEF: the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and sanitation is the official United Nations mechanism tasked with monitoring progress towards the MDG-Millennium Development Goals relating to drinking-water and sanitation: http://www.wssinfo.org/
  • LAS: Land Administration Services, Tenement Administration Services: Land management: Kurunjang Victoria– Australia: http://www.landadmin.com.au
  • Natural Resource Charter: is a set of economic principles for governments and societies on how to use the opportunities created by natural resources effectively for development -twelve principles-: the charter will be a common ownership global public good, it has been drafted by a group of academics and practitioners, including economist Mike Spence Nobel Laureate University of Stanford, Paul Collier Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies Oxford University, Tony Venables Director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies Oxford University and Karin Lissakers Director of the Revenue Watch Institute, Washington DC. Principles of Natural Resource Charter: http://www.naturalresourcecharter.org > http://www.naturalresourcecharter.org/images/docs/NATURAL%20RESOURCE%20CHARTER.pdf
  • NRI: Natural Resources Institute is a specialist institute of the University of Greenwich: NRI became part of the University of Greenwich in 1996 from UK old institutions of Commonwealth and overseas development natural resources public entities: NRI Kent-UK: http://www.nri.org
  • NRSP: Natural Resources Systems Program: Poverty reduction through partnerships in natural resources research: providing knowledge and products developed y the DFID/NRSP from 11 years of research on the integrated management of natural resources: http://www.nrsp.org
  • OIEAU: Office International de l’Eau: Association sans but lucratif : la OIEAU anime un réseau de partenaires, des organismes publics et privés impliqués dans la gestion et la protection des ressources en eau en France, en Europe et dans le Monde : Direction Générale OIEAU, Paris-France : http://www.oieau.fr
  • ORGUT Consulting AB: technical assistance: focus on improved public service delivery in natural resource, water and environmental management, private sector facilitation, land administration, agriculture and forestry: ORGUT is represented in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Vietnam: Headquarter – Stockholm-Sweden: http://www.orgut.se/
  • PEW Center: Global Climate Change: non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization: Arlington, VA: Business Environmental Leadership Council-BELC: http://www.pewclimate.org/belc
  • RCMRD: Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development: geo-information, ICT, sustainable development, Mapping & Land information, Natural Resource Mapping & Monitoring: intergovernmental organization: 15 contracting Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia: RCMRD, Nairobi-Kenya: http://www.rcmrd.org/
  • RFF: Resources for the Future: is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization: environmental and natural resource policy making worldwide: five Focus Areas, Energy and Climate, Regulating Risks, Transportation and urban Land, The Natural World, Health and Environment: Headquarter, Washington DC-USA: http://www.rff.org > RFF Center for Energy Economic and Policy: http://www.rff.org/ceep
  • STWR: Share the World´s Resources: sustainable economics to end global poverty: think tank-non for profit organisation with Consultative Status at ECOSOC: influencing policy: Regions, United States of America-Latin America & Caribbean- Middle East- Africa- India, China & Asia: STWR, London-United Kingdom: http://www.stwr.org
  • UNCCD: United Nations Conventions to Combat Desertification: The Global Mechanism: IFAD: Donors: Spanish Cooperation, Canadian Development Agency, International Fund Agricultural Development, The European Commission, Ministries of Foreign Affairs from Denmark, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation-NORAD; SIDA Swedish International Development Agency; The OPEC Fund for International Development; Swiss Agency for Development SDC; World Bank Group: http://www.unccd.int/ > http://www.global-mechanism.org/ > http://www.ifad.org/
  • WCRE: World Council for Renewable Energy: the WCRE is coordinated by a Chairmen Committee, from five continents: WCRE, Bonn-Germany: http://www.wcre.de/en/index.php

SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

  • Forum ETHIBEL: independent consultant for Socially Responsible Investing: Brussels: websites about Socially Responsible Investment: SRI: http://www.ethibel.org/index.html
  • GIIN: Global Impact Investing Network, is a not-for-profit organization: the GIIN supports collaboration, develops industry infrastructure, and undertakes research and advocacy to foster a coherent impact investment industry: the GIIN is operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.GIIS, New York: http://www.thegiin.org/cgi-bin/iowa/home/index.html
  • MENA : Responsible Business Forum was launched in Cairo in 2008 as an initiative of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme: MENA (Middle East and North Africa): promoting cooperation and partnerships between governments, business and civil society organisations; Investment for Sustainable Development: Secretariat ECRC Cairo, Egypt: MENA - OECD Business Council; Partners > InWent, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Bank Institute, UN Development Programme, UN Global Compact, Center for International Private Enterprise, Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center, Egyptian Transparency Center, Transparency International, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, International Business Leaders Forum, Bertelsmann Foundation, Global Reporting Initiative and Schema Tactical Thinking: http://www.mena-rbcf.org > http://www.oecd.org/mena/investment
  • NDF: Nordic Development Fund, climate change investments in low-income countries; NDF grants in cooperation with bilateral and multilateral development institutions: NDF, multilateral development finance, institutions of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden: NDF, Helsinki-Finland: http://www.ndf.fi
  • Planet 2025 Voices: Innovations for a sustainable future 21st Century Risk Management: Washington DC- United States: http://planet2025.net/
  • SEABUS : International Research Network on Social Environmental Aspects in Business and Management: Berlin-Germany: partners: UVicBusiness Canada, School of Business Umeå University, Queen’s University Management School, IZI Germany, Euromed Marseille France, EABIS-unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions: Brussels Belgium), CEGP Hong Kong, CIBEV Yale University, ABS Amsterdam: http://www.seabus-research.net

ICTs for E-GOVERNANCE & E-DEVELOPMENT

  • AFIC: Africa Freedom of Information Centre: Kampala-Uganda: is a pan-African NGO: rights of access to information: AFIC Donors, Open Society Foundation’s Right to Information Fund, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: 8regional office, Uganda Country Office), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: http://www.africafoicentre.org
  • Article 19: Free Word Centre: registered charity in England and Wales, London-UK: Offices in Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico and Senegal: (Article 19 = Article 19 of the UDHR-Universal Declaration of Human Rights): Funders/Donors > DFID, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Commission, The Ford Foundation, Foreign and Commonwealth office FCO, Fritt Ord, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Open Society Institute OSI, SIDA, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: http://www.article19.org/
  • ATTI: Africa Technology & Transparency Initiative: is a joint initiative of Omidyar Network and Hibos: http://www.africatti.org > Omidyar-Philanthropic investment firm & Network, San Francisco-USA: http://www.omidyar.com/ > Hivos-Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, Dutch development organisation, The Hague-the Netherlands: http://www.hivos.nl > AFRICATTI grants: using technology for transparency and accountability: http://www.africatti.org/grants >> ATTI, Nairobi-Kenya
  • BELLANET Alliance: is an international network of organizations working on ICTs and knowledge sharing practices, operating as an independent and self-sustained alliance for social entrepreneurs: South-South & South-North partnership: Bellanet Alliance members are Sula Batsu in Costa Rica, SAP International in Nepal, Altec in Uganda and Groupsia in Canada: http://www.bellanet.org/ > http://www.bellanet.org/blog > http://www.bellanet.org/partners
  • CHISTERA: ERA-NET CHIST-ERA: consortium, coordinated by the ANR-Agence nationale de la recherche: transnational collaboration ICST-Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-NET: partner agencies, European researchers: EU Member States and Associate States: CHIST-ERA is founded by the European Union within the ERA-Net scheme of the Seventh Research and Technological Development Framework Programme-FP7: http://www.chistera.eu
  • CTA WEB 2 For Dev gateway: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation: is an ACP-EU institution working in the field of information for development: Headquarters, Wageningen-The Netherlands; Brussels Branch Office; Caribbean Regional Branch Office; Pacific Regional Branch Office Address: http://www.cta.int > http://www.cta.int/en/CTA-Portals >> http://www.web2fordev.net/
  • CTIC Foundation: Center for Development of Information and Communication Technologies in Asturias: is a non-profit private organization: CTIC Foundation, Asturias-España: http://si.ctic.es/websi/contenidos/en
  • CTO: Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation: is an international development partnership between the Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, business and civil society organisations: ICT Information and Communication Technologies in Telecommunications, IT, Broadcasting and the Internet: http://www.cto.int/
  • EURO AFRICA ICT: Euro African Cooperation Forums on ICT Research: is a EU/FP7 project, Valbonne Sophia- Antipolis-France: http://euroafrica-ict.org
  • IFIP: International Federation for Information Processing: IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing: represent IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million: http://www.ifip.org
  • SPIDER: The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Countries: SPIDER is a resource center for ICT for Development-ICT4D: Thematic areas, democracy, education, health: SPIDER is hosted by the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University: http://www.spidercenter.org/ > http://www.spidercenter.org/projects
  • Transparency global voices on line: Technology for Transparency Network: is a research and mapping project, supported by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, a donor collaborative that includes the Ford Foundation, Hivos, the International Budget Partnership, the Omidyar, the Open Society Institute, the Revenue Watch Institute, the United Kingdom Department for International Development-DFID and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: tracking civic engagement technology worldwide: documenting the use of online and mobile technology to promote transparency and accountability around the world: http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org/

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

  • B2B: Business to Business Programme: Danida´s B2B Programme: Udenrigsministeriet:: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Danida´s B2B partnerships: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Egipten, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Sydafrika, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam: B2B Environment in China and Indonesia: the business linkage concept is to create long-term business linkages between companies in Denmark and companies in the programme countries: http://www.um.dk/en/menu/DevelopmentPolicy/BusinessCooperation/businesstobusinessprogramme
  • BLIHR: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights: has been a business-led organization involving 16 of the world’s major brands during the period 2003-2009. Links: ABB, AREVA, BARCLAYS, ERICSSION, GAP INC, HP, NATIONALGRID, NEWMONT, NOVARTIS, NOVO NORDIK, STATOILHYDRO, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, ZOIN: http://www.blihr.org
  • CBC: Commonwealth Business Council: CBC’s goal is to achieve economic empowerment for shared global prosperity through the enhancement of private sector contribution to social and economic development: CBC Spread, 54 Countries, 5 Continents, 105 members Companies: CBC, London: http://www.cbcglobal.org
  • CHMI: Center for Health Market Innovations: Analytic Partners: CHMI are programs and policies implemented by governments, non-governmental organizations NGOs, social entrepreneurs or private companies: CHMI work through a network of partner organizations in 16 countries: CHMI is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation: CHMI, Washington DC-USA: CHMI India, CHMI South Africa, CHMI Vietnam: http://healthmarketinnovations.org > http://healthmarketinnovations.org/about/chmi-partners/analytic-partners
  • COST: Construction Sector Transparency Initiative: is an international multi-stakeholder initiative The Department for International Development DFID-UK finances CoST and provides global strategic guidance; is supported also by the World Bank and piloted in seven countries, Ethiopia, Malawi, Philippines, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and Zambia: International Secretariat, led by Pricewaterhouscoopers LLP in collaboration with Engineers Against Poverty, the Institution of Civil Engineers ICE, Tiri and British Expertise: It is accountable to the DFID and works in partnership with the World Bank: http://www.constructiontransparency.org > http://www.constructiontransparency.org/TechnicalFinancialAssistance/
  • ECO EUROPE INNOVA: European Cluster Observatory: launched in 2007, consortium of six partners of five countries (Sweden, Spain, Austria, Germany, France), provides data and analysis on clusters and competitiveness, a cluster library and a classroom for cluster education: World-class clusters at your fingertips: http://www.clusterobservatory.eu/index.html > TCI European regional conference: Inspiring Clusters in the Beginning of the New Decade, Tallinn-Estonia: http://www.clusterconference.eu/
  • Global Business Initiative on Human Rights: the initiative is led by major corporations from around the world including: ABB, The Coca-Cola company, General Electric Company, Hewlett-Packard, Monsour Group, Novo Nordisk A/S, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Total S.A: the core companies are supported by civil society groups, human rights experts, the United Nations-Global Compact and the Swiss Government: Secretariat based in London, Paris, New Deli: http://www.global-business-initiative.org
  • GLOBAL DIALOGUE: on Mining/Metals and Sustainable Development > Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metal and Sustainable Development: http://www.globaldialogue.info
  • GOOD PRACTICE: Sustainable Development in the Mining and Metals Sector. the objective of the site is to provide a resource for guidance on the implementation of good practice at mining and metals operations around the world; the site will support the implementation and effective achievement of the ICMM- International Council on Mining and Metals- Sustainable Development Principles. Advisory Group: ICMM, DFID, UNCTAD, UNEP-DTIE: http://www.goodpracticemining.org > http://www.goodpracticemining.com/tailings/
  • GRAMA: Groupe de recherche sur les activités minières en Afrique : Faculté de Science Politique et de Droit de l´Université de Québec à Montreal : http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/grama
  • GSI: Global Subsidies Initiative: in 2005 the IISD launched the Global subsidies initiative.the GSI receives core funding from four governments: Denmark, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation also provides funding that supports the GSI's research and communications activities: Geneva-Switzerland: http://www.globalsubsidies.org/en > http://www.globalsubsidies.org/en/research > International Institute for Sustainable Development: http://www.iisd.org
  • ICMM: International Council on Mining & Metals: was formed in 2001 to represent the world’s leading companies in the mining and metals industry: Ten Principles for Sustainable Development Performance, Sustainable Development Framework ICMM Principles: http://www.icmm.com
  • IGD: Initiative for Global Development: is an alliance of business leaders: founded in Seattle in 2003 by Bill Gates, Sr. Dan Evans, Bill Ruckelshaus, Bill Clapp and John Shalikashvili: IGD support effective US policies and fosters private sector engagement to expand economic development in poor countries: Business leaders working to end poverty: Seattle and Washington offices: http://www.igdleaders.org/
  • IIED MMSD: International Institute for Environment and Development: IIED London Registered Charity: climate change, governance, human settlements, natural resources, sustainable markets: MMSD Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development: http://www.iied.org/mmsd > funded by World Business Council for Sustainable Development: http://www.wbcsd.org
  • Impact Alliance: is a global action and learning network/global partnership for capacity development: promotes productive partnerships among actors, global civil society and sustainable organizations: 3283 individuals-126 organizations, composed by of the 13 partner organizations: 3500 professional implementing over 250 million in annual programming in over 50 countries: Impact Alliance Secretariat: Washington DC: Sponsors: PACT world.org and DFID: http://www.impactalliance.org
  • OGP: International Association of Oil & Gas Producers: a global organisation for a global industry: OGP members produce more than half the world’s oil and about one third of its gas. The association was formed in 1974 to develop effective communications between the upstream industry and an increasingly complex network of international regulators: headquarters, London http://www.ogp.org.uk/
  • OXCARRE: Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, Department of Economics, University of Oxford: : Oxcarre was established in 2007 to become a global centre of excellence in the economics of resource rich countries, global network of researchers, grant from BP (TNCs): http://www.oxcarre.ox.ac.uk
  • SOMO: Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations: established in 1973, SOMO is a not for profit Dutch research and advisory bureau, investigates the consequences of Multinational Enterprises MNEs policies and the internationalization of business worldwide: extractives & mining, CSR, development, TNCs, NSA, regulation, guidelines: http://somo.nl
  • UN Global Issues: Climate change, Democratization, Development, Governance, Peace and Security, Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, International Law: http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/
  • UN NGLS: UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service Service de liaison des Nations Unies avec les organisations non gouvernementales SLNG : consultation: http://www.un-ngls.org
  • UN World Volunteer Web : United Nations Volunteers UNV Programme in partnership with CIVISCUS, Inter-American Development Bank, International Association for Volunteer Effort, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Merrill Associates, Millennium Campaign, OneWorld.net, Portal do Voluntário: Bonn-Germany: http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/
  • UN-OHRLLS: United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States: http://www.unohrlls.org
  • UNDEF: United Nations Democracy Fund: was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world: UNDEF, New York: http://www.un.org/democracyfund/